the pyongyang metro
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“One of the best sites about the DPRK”
                — Lonely Planet Korea

This is a non-commercial, unofficial site. I have no connection with the Pyongyang Metro, nor with any other North Korean agency. The only point of this site is to find out as much as possible about a North Korean military nuclear installation disguised as a subway. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seem to realize this, as I get quite a lot of e-mail asking to “pass this message on to your government,” or requesting maps or contracting information. To be fair, a lot of this (but by no means all) is from people whose English is poor and who might not have understood the site. But let me repeat: This is an unofficial site with no connection to North Korea, and offers no endorsement of its government or its policies.

This site is copyrighted. It is not public domain. You do not have the right to copy or paraphrase from it at length without permission. This site is copyright © me, Simon Bone, 1998-2005, except for the bits that aren’t actually by me, where copyright resides with their respective owners. If I have inadvertently failed to secure permission to include your copyrighted material on this site, please let me know and I will remove it. I have no control over the information provided by external links, which are presented on this site without any endorsement of their content. Considering all I usually ask for is a link or acknowledgement, it’s very boorish to copy from this site, but a couple of North Korea guidebooks, as well as several internet sites, have done just that. (Sigh.)

One more thing, although I read all correspondence that I receive, I often do not have the time to reply to it all, but I am nonetheless grateful for it, and any useful information you send me will be incorporated into the site sooner or later.

In case you’re interested, the site was created on an ancient Macintosh PowerBook 540c using BBEdit Lite and revised on a series of Windows computers using Notepad. No HTML editors were used.

I’m always looking for ways to improve this site, and if you have any comments, or stuff you want to send me, please write to me. Here are some things I’d like to see:

And yes, you can link to this site. If you like, you can use the following banner. It was created by Allen Zagel, based on Jonathan Chandler’s entry-page graphic:

Take a ride on the Pyongyang Metro



changes

(Note: For North Koreans, 2009 is Juche Year 98, 2008 is 97, and so on; Year 1 was 1912, the year of Kim Il Sung’s birth; they unfortunately missed the opportunity to start a calendar with a year zero.)

2009-09-01

2008-09-22

2006-12-22

2006-11-26

2006-06-18

2005-11-28

2005-09-28

2005-09-21

2005-05-18

2004-12-08

2004-10-22

2004-01-22

2003-09-18

2003-08-19

2003-06-06

2003-05-29

2003-02-03

2002-12-11

2002-10-21

2002-06-01

2002-04-30

2002-01-11

2001-08-15

2001-07-09

2001-04-14

2001-04-02

2001-03-04

2000-12-06

2000-11-08

2000-10-20

2000-10-05

2000-08-23

2000-08-01

2000-07-20

2000-07-07

2000-05-29



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